High Level Panel – Implementation of UN Declaration on HR Education & Training
Human Rights Council – 48th Session
Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America
As Delivered by Patrick Elliot, Human Rights Officer
Thank you, Madame High Commissioner.
The United States recognizes the importance of human rights education and training related to the full enjoyment of human rights by all.
We encourage all sectors of society to participate in human rights education and training to better understand and promote respect for the full range of human rights, and to empower them to exercise and defend these rights.
Individuals participating in trainings can better recognize progress and failures made with respect to protecting human rights, and more effectively promote accountability for human rights abuses.
The United States places a particular emphasis on the promotion of human rights and recognizes the importance of human rights education and training to advance respect for human rights globally. As a result, several U.S. Agency for International Development missions have incorporated this approach in their human rights strategies, and development approaches writ large.
We particularly highlight the need to promote respect for and protect the human rights of persons in vulnerable situations.
Our Question is: How will OHCHR emphasize human rights education and training for at-risk and vulnerable individuals, including persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ persons, members of marginalized racial and religious groups, and others, in vulnerable situations? Thank you